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Code Enforcement Division





"To protect the health, safety, and welfare of DeSoto County residents through education, cooperation, and compliance"  




The Board of County Commissioners has repealed the Local Business Tax for DeSoto County. 


Residents increasingly expect mobile access to local government, and we wanted to offer you a simple way to tap right into our agency and quickly submit a request while on the go. GORequest Mobile application is completely integrated with our Code Enforcement complaint tracking solution, making it easy for you to submit , track and stay updated on the issues you report.


You are now able to submit request to us @ http://user.govoutreach.com/desotoco/            


Download the GoRequest App:         










Benefits for residents:

• Easily report issues like, abandoned vehicles, overgrown grass, development without permits or any unsafe issues.

• GPS and camera features built into the mobile devices make it simple for residents to send us a photo and location of the issue

• Easy for residents to check the status of issues reported.

• Issues go directly into the GORequest customer service system and are automatically delivered to the right staff member

Residents can easily submit an issue on the go


• A picture is worth a thousand words – with GORequest Mobile, a photo and GPS coordinates allow us to efficiently find and fix issues.

•  Around the clock service through the iPhone, Android phone, any smartphone, web, email, and phone – improving our service

Code Enforcement is that branch of the local governing body responsible for the enforcement of that body’s Civil Codes and Ordinances. Codes and Ordinances have been adopted over the years to protect the health, safety and welfare of all    residents and to establish a standards to ensure a positive effect on property value, community appearance and neighborhood pride.



►To protect, promote and improve the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of the county and municipalities of the state

►To impose administrative fines and other non-criminal penalties to provide equitable, expeditious, effective and inexpensive methods of enforcing any codes and ordinances in force in the county and municipalities, where a pending or repeated violation continues to exist

►Provides an effective means of enforcing the Code of Ordinances and the Land Development Regulations,  ensuring that our communities age gracefully


Additional Department Pages


Jorge L. Hernandez
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Ph:   (863) 491-6165
Fax:  (863) 491-6163

201 E Oak St | Suite 204
Arcadia | Florida | 34266
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Thomas Turnbull
Code Enforcement Officer
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Ph:   (863) 491-6165

Arcadia | Florida | 33873

Sharon C. Gray
Administrative Assistant
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Ph:   (863) 491-6165
Fax:  (863) 491-6163

Arcadia | Florida | 34266